5 Reasons a Car Engine Cranks But Won’t Start

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There is nothing more frustrating than a car that will not start. You will probably keep trying to turn the key as it is in the ignition system, but nothing will turn on. The engine will crank, but it simply will not start. There could be many reasons as to why this is happening. It … Read more

11 Reasons Why Your Car is Slow to Accelerate

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Have you ever been in the situation where you step on the gas pedal to accelerate but you don’t pick up any speed? A slow acceleration problem is generally found in vehicles which have a lot of miles on them. This can be a dangerous situation if you’re entering a busy state road or interstate … Read more

9 Causes of a Car Losing Power When Accelerating

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Have you ever been in a situation where you’re driving your vehicle and as you accelerate, you start to lose power instead of gain power? Sometimes this can be attributed to your car not having enough fuel. However, it can also be attributed to numerous other causes related to mechanical problems, malfunctioning sensors, and/or malfunctioning … Read more

7 Symptoms of a Bad EGR Valve (and Replacement Cost)

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Exhaust gas recirculation is a practice that has been used to reduce emissions since the 1970s. The exhaust gas recirculation system, or EGR, routes some of the exhaust gases back into the intake manifold so they can enter the combustion chamber a second time. Although it may sound strange, this emission reduction practice actually has … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Charcoal Canister (and Replacement Cost)

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The emission system of the engine produces a lot of carbon emissions which are released into the environment. This is what continues to make gasoline engines so controversial among those who care about protecting the environment. However, there is a special component called a “charcoal canister” (or evaporative emission control canister) which exists in the … Read more